Virginia “Ginny” Scheller, 77, of Fulton, SD died on Sunday, October 15, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 21, at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Alexandria, S D. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Virginia Rae (Christianson) Scheller was born November 5, 1939 to Ray and Ruth Christianson in Racine, WI. She attended Park High School in Racine and celebrated her 60th Class Reunion in July. Ginny worked as a Medical Assistant, Transcriptionist and most recently at the Fulton Post Office. She was a passionate woman who devoted her lifetime to family, the Lutheran faith and all animals. Her faith led to being an active member of the church taking on many duties and joyfully singing in the church choir. Ginny loved feeding birds, squirrels and rabbits being especially fond of cardinals, finches, and rose-breasted Grosbeeks. Bridge was her favorite game and she was fortunate to play with her long time friends from Medford WI just last week.
Ginny was very grateful, held high regard and deep admiration for her medical team. Specifically, Dr. Martin J Christensen of the Mitchell Clinic, Dr. Kathleen Naegele of the Avera Cancer Institute Mitchell and Luis A. Rojas, MD of Avera Gynecologic-Oncology Sioux Falls. In addition, she spoke highly of the staff that supported these professionals who provided her with additional tender, loving care.
She is survived by her son, Christian Scheller of Los Angeles, CA, her cousin Judy Wagner of Milwaukee, WI; her two cats, Smoky and Sissy and foster dog Ramsey. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Thomas Scheller, son Scott Scheller, Sister-In-Law Jean Dunk and Brother-in-Law, Edward Scheller.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.